The Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev Dr Yakubu Pam has bagged the prestigious Global Peace Humanitarian Award , organized by the Global Peace Humanitarian Award in collaboration with Excellence One UK. The award which took place in Abuja on 25th November, 2022 was graced by eminent peace builders in Nigeria and outside the country.
The NCPC boss thanked the organizers for considering him worthy and deserving of the prestigious award .
He described the theme of the award which is, ” Peace Building and Sustainability the Risk in the 21st Century” as apt and meaningful.
He further described the day as auspicious as it coincided with the commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and remembrance of victims of warfare.
The NCPC boss urged Nigerians occupying positions of influence in government or private sectors to ensure that policies that would protect women should be initiated in order to encourage women and give them the sense of belonging they deserve.
He further affirmed that women are the worst hit when it comes to violence, especially domestic violence, thus he called on the government to make laws that would protect women because they are home builders and are the fabric in which the nation is built.
Rev. Pam decried the situation where women are denied their family legitimate inheritance on account of gender. He therefore condemned such barbaric and inhuman culture stating that they should be jettisoned in order to give women their rightful place in our customs and culture.
The NCPC helmsman also stated that ” without peace there will be no meaningful development anywhere in the world; that peace does not necessarily mean the absence of war”.
Rev Pam used the opportunity provided by the award to highlight some of his peace interventions embarked on even as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, some of which helped to de-escalate crisis in some troubled spots in Nigeria.
He reiterated that” peace building is work in progress, it touches humanity and has no finishing line”.
While presenting the award to the NCPC boss, the National Country Director of the Global Peace Humanitarian Award, Ambassador Ozuem Esiri said, ” Sir, we recognize your efforts in promoting peace both local and internationally “.
He had earlier commended the NCPC boss for his bold initiative to embark on the maiden Christian Pilgrimage to the kingdom of Jordan this year despite all odds. He stressed that the effort was not a mean achievement as it helped to promote inter- faith harmony which should be encouraged by all peace loving people.
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